This article below is back from September of 2012 and was just picked up by GWP yesterday. That said it’s still very relevant, especially with recent reports of massive ammo purchases by our government:
MODERN SURVIVAL BLOG – The Department of Homeland Security (through the U.S. Army Forces Command) recently retrofitted 2,717 of these ‘Mine Resistant Protected’ vehicles for service on the streets of the United States.
Although I’ve seen and read several online blurbs about this vehicle of late, I decided to dig slightly deeper and discover more about the vehicle itself.
The new DHS sanctioned ‘Street Sweeper’ (my own slang due to the gun ports) is built by Navistar Defense (NavistarDefense.com), a division within the Navistar organization. Under the Navistar umbrella are several other companies including International Trucks, IC Bus (they make school buses), Monaco RV (recreational vehicles), WorkHorse (they make chassis), MaxxForce (diesel engines), and Navistar Financial (the money arm of the company).
Why would DHS need such over-the-top vehicles on U.S. streets to withstand IEDs and mine blasts?
First we hear about the vast amount of ammo being purchased in the Obama administration and now we hear about this. It seems Mark Levin may be right, that the government is preparing for societal collapse after the financial system collapses.
Or could it also be this?
Really, that’s what it sounds like, that Obama is building his Civilian National Security Force. But why? We already have the National Guard to back up local law enforcement.
This is the kind of stuff that gets the conspiracy theorists working in overdrive. And honestly, I can’t say as I blame them.